Author: nibrahim

Qur’an Diaries: A creative way to engage with the Qur’an

Qur’an Diaries is an innovative and creative way of interacting with the Qur’an and applying it to our daily lives assuming that each individual holds a key to unlock another’s’ understanding of interacting with the Qur’an in a profound and meaningful way. The program goes for 7 sessions (2.5 hours each weekly or fortnightly) and is about reflecting with Sura Baqarah in our lives using solo, paired, group activities and diary entries. It challenges individuals to look deep and deliberate on how to proactively apply themes discussed in daily lives. The images illustrate some of the outputs from the program that...

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Empowerment program on domestic violence

A workshop on domestic violence was held from Saturday 3 to 4 February 2018 at the Islamic Women’s Association of Australia premises in Springwood, Queensland attended by more than 30 Muslim Community leaders. The topic for the workshop was Empowerment Program for Domestic Violence and it was organised in partnership with Kuraby Mosque, Centre for Islamic Thought & Education (CITE), University of South Australia and sponsored by the Islamic Women’s Association of Australia (IWAA) and Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ). Relationships Australia Queensland was contracted to co-design and co-deliver this program. The project was led by Dr Nada Ibrahim from CITE and funded...

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Symposium: Domestic violence in multicultural communities

More than 100 participants participated in the Domestic Violence in Faith/Spiritual Multicultural Communities Symposium hosted by the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education, University of South Australia on Monday 23 October 2017. Domestic violence is a human problem that affects many families and communities in Australia and across the world. The Australian Bureau of Statistics in its 2016 Personal Safety Survey reveals that one in four women in Australia has suffered violence from an intimate partner. Though the challenges and consequences of domestic violence are significant and varied, for faith/spiritual based communities there are additional considerations for effective responses. Addressing domestic violence requires an...

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